Apologies for any of you non-baseball fans here, but thought it would be fun to pass along some details about new Husky Ballpark after our media tour today.
Junior right-hander Jared Fisher, UW’s ace from Bellevue, will start the inaugural game at the new park at 6 p.m. Friday against Arizona.
“We never had that many fans at the old park, so to have an actual buzz about this new park is really fun,” Fisher said. “I’m not sure what it’s going to be like.”
An overview of the park:
- Cost: approximately $15 million for the ballpark
- The 9,000-square-foot Wayne Gittinger Team Building, completed in March 2012, cost about $4 million
- Seating for 2,400
- New FieldTurf throughout the field (except for the pitcher’s mound)
- New 24-foot by 14-foot video board
- An 8,000-square-foot player develop area has room for five batting cages and features a high-tech video machine with software that can simulate a specific pitcher’s arm angle and pitch types.
- Architect: SRG Partnership
- Contractor: Bayley Construction
- Tickets (for Pac-12 games): $30 for club seats; $15 for regular reserved; $8 general admission ($5 for youth and seniors)
For more on the park, here’s my story from last month.